The basic problem of a Human Resource (HR) function is to find, retain and empower persons. Good HR professionals are able to provide their organization with people who have the skills to match their company’s ambitions.
Today, via Linkedin and web job boards, it is probably easier for an HR professional to know about the people outside his/her organization than about the people inside. Linkedin has managed to build a powerful data platform about the skills, relationships, job histories, interests and contact information of >300M persons. Most HR departments would dream of having the same data for their own employees!
The paradox is that HR have access to a lot of data. Furthermore, employees could volunteer more information in exchange for jobs that match their aspirations. With graph technology like Neo4j it is now possible to make that kind of sophisticated recommendations. Let’s see how.